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EXHIBITION depicts a married, middle-aged couple (D and H, respectively played by Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick), both artists, who live in a beautiful modernist house in London's Chelsea. Also designed and built by an artist, the house (i.e. the third character in the film's triangle) is at once a labyrinth, a refuge, a prison and a psychological battleground. As D and H slowly arrive at the painful decision to sell the place, they begin a process of saying goodbye to their shared history under the same roof. (C) Kino Lorber

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

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"Hogg maintains a probing detachment and a cold intimacy. As befits the title, she presents her subjects like specimens in an exhibit, with a rigorously structured style that is non-judgmental and unsparing."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"The whole thing teeters between very boring and completely fascinating."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"It's a very brave and unapologetically cerebral approach to have taken, but it often feels like there's just too little there, too few life rings thrown to the average, non-art-student viewer, to keep us engaged."
‑ Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
"Hogg's third feature magnifies the relationship between people and the spaces they live in with a keen eye for the way the two tend to blend together."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"There's considerable talent on display in Exhibition, but it's the kind of thing people mean when they use the term "art film" as a pejorative."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"If "Exhibition" lacks conventionally developed characters and dialogue, it is visually enthralling."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Beautifully shot with an acute eye for crisp composition, this intimate mood piece explores the subtle intricacies and low-level power struggles of long-term love in forensic detail."
‑ Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
"A house is not only a living and work space for a woman, but a reflection of her thoughts and emotions. . . as she slowly adjusts to life change through intriguing images."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com
"The importance of Location, Location, Location in the British psyche cannot be overemphasised. Joanna Hogg's brilliantly austere and intimate portrait of a marriage recognises this."
‑ Kate Muir, Times [UK]
"More bourgeois angst from Joanna Hogg in an abstract form that should enthral fans, but may exasperate casual viewers."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"A film that's all airy, abstract pretentiousness."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"Writer-director Joanna Hogg doesn't present a cohesive story so much as drop a viewer into a series of inscrutable moments. We deal more with impressions than facts."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"With Exhibition, Joanna Hogg advances her impressive directing style with a visually striking - if decidedly chilly - look at a couple reaching stalemate in their stifling London home."
‑ Brogan Morris, We Got This Covered
"Taut, clinical and dryly clever."
‑ Mark Adams, Screen International
"Albertine and Gillick are superb for untrained actors in a distinctly naturalist-style drama. Hogg, however, is the real star of the show."
‑ Hilary A White, Irish Independent
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